MMTA Receives Grant To Market Stay Local Boat MA Program

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced it has received a $20,000 recovery grant from the Massachusetts office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) to help market its 2021 Stay Local Boat Ma program. In alignment with the Baker-Polito administration’s partnerships for recovery plan, the Travel & Tourism recovery grant program aims to strengthen the economy of Massachusetts through the development and enhancement of the state’s tourism industry.

The Stay Local Boat MA program was created in 2009 to help market and promote transient boater travel to destination marinas throughout the state. The program encourages group travel by offering discounts on dockage ranging from 10% to 20%. Participating marinas agree to offer these discounts to boaters from other registered marinas.

Stay Local Boat Ma founder and MMTA executive director Randall Lyons said “2021 will be an important year for recreational boating traffic within Massachusetts. Every $1 spent on dockage equates to close to $4 to the local economy where the boaters are traveling. Boaters are spending money on shopping, lodging, at restaurants and more so this program creates a win for boaters, marinas and local economies.

For more information on the Stay Local Boat Ma program or to register your marina visit or contact MMTA Executive Director Randall Lyons at or (774) 404-8005.

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